A displacement finite volume formulation for the static and dynamic analysis of shear deformable circular curved beams

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


In this paper, a finite volume formulation is proposed for static and in-plane vibration analysis of curved beams in which the axis extensibility, shear deformation and rotary inertia are considered. A curved cell with three degrees of freedom is used in discretization. The unknowns and their derivatives on cell faces are approximated either by assuming a linear variation of unknowns between the two consecutive computational points or by using the moving least squares technique (MLS). The proposed method is validated through a series of benchmark comparisons where its capability in accurate predictions without shear and membrane locking deficiencies is revealed.


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